- What times can I visit the NFSA?
- Do you have an exhibition I can visit?
- Do you take every film that you are offered?
- What are the best storage conditions for my film and video at home?
- Can I borrow films for private screenings from the NFSA?
- How can I connect with NFSA on social media sites, like Facebook?
What times can I visit the NFSA?
The NFSA is open between:
9:00 am – 5:00 pm on Monday – Friday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm on weekends and public holidays
Closed Christmas Day.
Contact: 02 6248 2000
Our address is:
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton, Canberra.
Entry to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia exhibitions are free of charge, however admission fees are applicable to Arc cinema screenings.
Do you have an exhibition I can visit?
Yes – our permanent exhibition showcases 100 years of Australian film, television, radio and recorded sound. The interactive exhibition lets you explore hundreds of items from the collection, create the sound effects for a radio serial, run a film projector and 3-9 year olds will have a ball in Pause and Play.
Where: South Gallery
When: All year
Currently on display is CineCity Canberra: 1913–2013, a free exhibition highlighting the diversity of the enduring connection between Canberra and its residents with film through stills, photographs, posters and the moving image.
Where: Foyer gallery
When: Until January 2014
Check our What’s on page for updates on new exhibitions.
Do you take every film that you are offered?
No – new material is acquired under the guidance of the NFSA’s curatorial staff according to the NFSA’s published Collection Policy and Statement of Curatorial Values. See Collection offers for more information and to complete a Collection Offers Form.
What are the best storage conditions for my film and video at home?
You can find advice for caring for your film and video at home under Care for audiovisual materials on the Preservation page. To be sure of the best care of your audio item you may wish to seek specialist advice.
Can I borrow films for private screenings from the NFSA?
The NFSA offers a rich, diverse and constantly growing range of film and video screening material, which is available for loan to cinemas, film festivals, film societies and educational, cultural and community organisations.
Access is through two catalogues: NFSA Search the Collection (Theatrical Loans) and the Non-Theatrical Loans Catalogue, which includes pre-licensed titles for non-theatrical and educational use. Borrowers are encouraged to search both catalogues.
How can I connect with NFSA on social media sites, like Facebook?
It’s easy – scroll down to the bottom of any page on our website to the grey footer. You’ll find icons for all the ways you can connect with the NFSA on social media sites. For example, clicking on the Facebook icon button will take you to the NFSA Facebook page. Click 'Like’ to follow the NFSA on Facebook and be part of the conversation!